This activity is great for extending your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, as they learn about different types of food and where they come from. It's also a good way of developing their fine motor skills as they prepare ingredients and handle utensils. And it teaches them an important life skill - how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals (and the occasional yummy treat!).
How to extend the fun
Ask your child what they know about some of the ingredients in this salad. What colour are they and can they describe their shape? Explain that lettuces and cucumbers grow above the ground while carrots and spring onions grow under the ground.